I wrote to the online Flysurfer shop asking about when I could get a replacement line ... after 5 days I have received no reply. I looped and tied a section of the B-safe line to use - as of now I haven't had the opportunity to try it out. The loading on this line wouldn't be that high, I would guess, I am thinking any reasonable line should do the job. The line leads to two very lightweight bridle lines that attach to the kite itself - the B safe line is surely much stronger than those bridle lines?OzBungy wrote: ↑Tue Jul 25, 2023 3:33 amThe line is Liros PPSL 125 https://www.liros.com/catalog/en/ppsls-125-p3130/
Sheathed line is a bit of a pain because it needs to be sewn very accurately and using the correct thread. By the time you buy all the bits and pieces and learn how to do it you might as well have bought the spare part line.
A much simpler method is to buy the nearest size Dyneema you can get. 1.1mm looks pretty close. Splice up a new line and fit it.
Brummel splices would be ok and you don't really need to sew them. You might have to trial and error to get the length of the finished line perfect.
Simple eye splices are much easier to adjust and get a perfect length but you have to sew them. A few hand stitches with polyester thread is adequate. The stitching doesn't hold any load it just stops the loop from slipping when it's not loaded.
Make the bury fairly long because that is what gives the splice its strength. If you make the spliced line a little shorter it's easy to pull the loop out until the finished line is very precise.
Use a darning needle for the splicing. The rounded end of the needle is much easier to get inside thin Dyneema. Bent guitar strings tend to damage the threads. Any hand sewing needle is fine for the lock stitches.
Thanks for this!OzBungy wrote: ↑Wed Jul 26, 2023 3:25 amThe b-safe line is Liros DC100.
https://flysurfer.com/files/dlm_uploads ... LP-4-1.pdf
Technical details of DC100 are in this document. Search for DC000-0100 It's a little bit less strong than PPSL 125. In short, the b-safe line is probably fine.
https://www.liros.com/userdata/files/LI ... ow_res.pdf
Basically it's SK75 Dyneema. You can pretty much use any SK75, which is commonly available, or go to SK99 which is stronger and less stretchy but harder to find and more expensive.
My understanding is, shrinking comes from weave/braid becoming filled with dirt and getting more loose. I don't think a straight fiber can shrink!?
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